Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando (I Go on Walking)

Sunday, September 15, 2013
6:00 PM
Westbury Theatre
Trans Alta Arts Barns
10330 – 84 Avenue

Funded in part by the Edmonton Arts Council

A musical play focused on the historical events leading up to the military coup of September 11, 1973 in Chile.vsvc-web-poster

Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando (I go Dreaming, I go Walking) begins with a young fishermans’ son Emilio Gonzalez, played by Alejandro Moreno, that breaks from the family tradition of becoming a fisherman  in a defiant manner and enrolls in the University in Santiago months before the September 11, 1973 military coup. Discovering his own identity he becomes involved in the student movement that supports the existing government of President Salvador Allende Gossens. While at university he meets Amanda, played by Marina Mair-Sanchez and through volunteer work they become politically conscious leading to their increased involvement in the student and Popular Unity movement of the time.

When the military coup transpires, Emilio is caught in the middle of the chaos; leading to a difficult decision…to either leave the country and people he loves, or continue to face the political persecution of the military coup and perhaps even death.

The music of acclaimed singer/song writer, Victor Jara, serves as the foundation for the play and will be performed by the Edmonton Latin America folklore group, de Menor a Mayor with the musical direction of Daymar Calvario.
For more information on this musical production please visit the blog site of Memoria Viva Theatre

September 11 Commemoration/Conmemoracion 11 de Septiembre

September 11, 2013 is the 40th anniversary of the 1973 military coup in Chile. During the U.S financed military coup and subsequent dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet thousands of Chileans were illegally detained, tortured, executed and disappeared. The coup led to an exodus of exiles and thousands of Chileans continued to leave Chile throughout the Pinochet dictatorship.

Please join us on Saturday September 7 at 4 PM as we gather for an evening of culture and reflection to commemorate the victims of the coup. This is the first of three commemorative events in September.

4 – 10 PM Saturday September 740 aniversario Acto Central
Royal Alberta Museum
12845 102 AVENUE


4:00 PM Doors open – Art Exhibition and Memoria Viva Community Archive Project will be on display in the lobby

5:00 Main Event starts in theatre

6:30 – 7:25 – Group Picture outside Museum and Intermission

7:30 – 9 – Music and Poetry

featuring performances and readings from:

Juan Moneny, Estephanie Henriquez,, Calafquen,
Grupo Folklorico Victor Jara, Daniel Villalobos, Sebastian Barrera, people’s poets, De Menor a Mayor.

This event is being coordinated and financially supported by various individual and community groups including Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton, Chilean Canadian Cultural Society, La Sociedad latino Americana de Mujeres AMIGAS, Corporacion Memoria Chacabuco, and more.

We would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the Edmonton Arts Council.